Just Keep Swimming: An Introduction to Swimming

Just Keep Swimming: An Introduction to Swimming

It was an obvious decision for me to join a swim team when I was younger. The first opportunity to do so presented itself during…

A Freshman’s Guide to High School Extracurriculars

A Freshman’s Guide to High School Extracurriculars

Everyone knows the importance of academics in high school, but what about extracurriculars? Extracurricular activities can be something you do outside of school such as…

Reflections on Student Council

Reflections on Student Council

What do you associate with your high school’s student council? In schools across America, the impression of different student councils are as varied as the…

Becoming Mother Teresa: How to Help Your Community

Becoming Mother Teresa: How to Help Your Community

Community service is extremely important, definitely not just for college applications, but to make you feel like you’re making a difference and to improve the…

4 Reasons Your Extracurriculars Don’t Need to Be Related to Your Major

4 Reasons Your Extracurriculars Don’t Need to Be Related to Your Major

Throughout my high school career, I have heard one piece of advice from multiple places: participate in extracurriculars that relate to your desired career or…

High School Dance Team versus Studio Dance

High School Dance Team versus Studio Dance

If you’ve danced your whole life and are preparing to enter high school, you might have a strong opinion about dance/drill team at your school….

Stepping: More Than Just A Dance

Stepping: More Than Just A Dance

What exactly is stepping, you ask? Think of it as a combination of foot stomps, marching, break dancing, and clapping with spoken elements, too. It’s…

4 Tips to Help You Make Sure You Don’t Join a Club You Hate

4 Tips to Help You Make Sure You Don’t Join a Club You Hate

Nobody likes being alone, and that’s why we constantly hear, “Join this club with me.” Let’s be honest, no one wants to sit in a…

5 Reasons for Why Everybody Should Volunteer with Kids (At Least Once)

5 Reasons for Why Everybody Should Volunteer with Kids (At Least Once)

Teenagers are often encouraged to volunteer in high school for both admirable and self-serving reasons. In the end it doesn’t matter so much why you…

Great Advice from a Five-Time Student Group Leader Elections Loser

Great Advice from a Five-Time Student Group Leader Elections Loser

Everyone wants leadership positions. Everyone wants to have those titles to put on his or her college applications and resumes. President of this. Secretary of…

Learning How to Stick with Extracurriculars

Learning How to Stick with Extracurriculars

Joining a club is a lot like the first time you eat broccoli. The first bite into this unknown green vegetable leaves you with a…

Rewards of Freshmen Mentoring

Rewards of Freshmen Mentoring

Mentoring can be one of the most rewarding things you can do in high school. It teaches you how to communicate and help people while also…

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